Social Media Revolution

Social Media A Fad? I think NOT! Watch this.

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Social Gadgets for iGoogle- Video

Create A Custom Twitter Background

Twitter Background

Creating a Background Image for your Twitter Profile

Another cool feature that Twitter offers is the ability for you to modify your Twitter background. For example, it allows you to incorporate your blog or website design into your Twitter background. Here are some design layout dimensions that you can work with to create a Twitter background image:

In Photoshop you want to set your dimensions as follows:

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Business Owner

Popular Social Media sites are hitting the mainstream.  You can’t listen to the radio or watch TV without hearing terms like Twitter, Facebook or Tweeting.  CNN, Ashton Kutcher, Ellen Degeneres and even Oprah are on and talking about them.  A recent episode of “My Boys” centered around the topic of Facebook.  Every character had a different opinion about the relevance of Facebook to his or her life or work.  And that really mirrors life.  In every circle there are people who love social media and there are those who just don’t get it.  There are some who would only use it for socializing while others are fully on board and utilizing it for their business.

As a Social Media Consultant, I spend hours researching and evaluating these sites and associated applications and am definitely of the mindset that every business should be utilizing these tools to create a presence online.

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Why Word Clouds?

Word Cloud

First, let’s answer the question that many of you are probably asking, “What the heck is a world cloud?”   A word cloud is a cluster of words placed randomly on a “cloud” pulled from the text of any blog, twitter feed, website and more.  Your personalized cloud  gives greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text.

A great site to create your word cloud is Wordle.

Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends.

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Video: What Is LinkedIn?

LinkedIn is mainly used for professional networking.

I would definitely recommend adding LinkedIn to your social media web presence.

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Ashton Kutcher & Evan Williams On Oprah

Oprah Talks TWITTER with Ashton Kutcher & Evan Williams

Oprah(@oprah)-Get’s informed of what Twitter is and get’s a tweet from Ellen(@theellenshow)

Ashton Kutcher(@aplusk)- Talks about how he beat CNN to a million followers.

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